Lickliter Signs First Class

The UE Men's basketball coach has three incoming freshman who are ready to play next season.

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 5:48 PM
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 12:08 PM

After coming in as Head coach of the UE Men's Basketball program mid-season last year, Todd Lickliter has found himself three incoming Aces who are ready to turn things around for UE.

One of the freshmen happens to come from the area, as Lincoln City's Blake Sisley will be staying close to home.

The Heritage Hills product helped the Patriots to their first sectional title since 2003, and is ready to help the Aces bring home some hardware themselves.

For more information on Lickliter's first recruiting class, you can read the full press release below.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – With the early signing period underway, University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach Todd Lickliter has announced the signing of three student-athletes to join the Purple Aces squad in the fall of 2021.

Included in the class are incoming freshmen Blake Sisley and Troy Boynton along with Blaise Beauchamp, who will join the program as a transfer.

“We have a championship vision for our program and I am very confident that Blaise, Blake and Troy will be instrumental in helping us realize that vision,” Lickliter exclaimed. “We are extremely excited to announce that they are officially Aces!”


A 6-foot-2 guard from Minnetonka, Minnesota, Blaise Beauchamp will be a sophomore at UE next fall. Beauchamp is currently attending Lincoln Trail College in Illinois where he will embark on his freshman season in January. Known as a sharpshooter from outside the arc, Beauchamp most recently played at Bella Vista College Prep in Scottsdale, Arizona. He also attended Hopkins HS in Minnetonka and Findlay Prep in Nevada.


Troy Boynton is a 6-4 guard who is currently a senior at Baylor Prep in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Boynton spent his junior season there playing for Westminster Academy where he recorded 10.0 points, 5.5 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game while helping the team to a 20-9 record.


Blake Sisley comes to UE following a remarkable career at Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City, Ind. In his junior season, he helped the boy’s basketball team to its first sectional championship since 2003. The 6-8 forward recorded 19.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last season for the Patriots. He was a 65% shooter as his team finished with a 22-3 record.

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